The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Microsoft Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Solution Architect
UK
Rank 577 594 598
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 25 33 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.063% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.067% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 19
Median daily rate £575 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £415 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £463 £638
% change year-on-year
+24.32% -27.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 23 £575 +21.05% 2
London +20 15 £575 -6.12% 2
South East +21 3 £675 -
West Midlands +1 3 £575 +38.55%
City of London +12 2 - -
Birmingham +2 2 - -
East of England +1 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +10 1 - -
Bracknell +1 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £675 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £675 -
Croydon - 1 - -

Microsoft Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Microsoft Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (41.82%) CRM
3 22 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (38.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (30.91%) Office 365
6 13 (23.64%) SharePoint
7 10 (18.18%) .NET
8 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
8 8 (14.55%) TOGAF
8 8 (14.55%) Finance
9 7 (12.73%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
10 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
10 6 (10.91%) Application Rationalisation
11 5 (9.09%) Migration
11 5 (9.09%) Banking
11 5 (9.09%) SOA
11 5 (9.09%) OO
11 5 (9.09%) DevOps
11 5 (9.09%) Open Source
11 5 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
12 4 (7.27%) Skype for Business
12 4 (7.27%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (7.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (7.27%) Windows
12 4 (7.27%) Java
12 4 (7.27%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (7.27%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management

Microsoft Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (23.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.27%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (7.27%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (38.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (30.91%) Office 365
3 4 (7.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.45%) IaaS
4 3 (5.45%) PaaS
4 3 (5.45%) SaaS
5 2 (3.64%) Yammer
6 1 (1.82%) Akamai
6 1 (1.82%) G Suite
6 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.82%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Skype
2 1 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.09%) Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Advertising
5 1 (1.82%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.82%) French Language
5 1 (1.82%) Games
5 1 (1.82%) German Language
5 1 (1.82%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) .NET
2 3 (5.45%) Middleware
3 2 (3.64%) EDI
4 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.82%) CSS
4 1 (1.82%) HTML
4 1 (1.82%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.82%) Android
3 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) CRM
2 8 (14.55%) TOGAF
3 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.73%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (10.91%) Application Rationalisation
5 5 (9.09%) DevOps
5 5 (9.09%) Migration
5 5 (9.09%) OO
5 5 (9.09%) Open Source
5 5 (9.09%) SOA
5 5 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (7.27%) Presales
6 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.27%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (5.45%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (5.45%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (5.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.64%) Analytics
8 2 (3.64%) Business Transformation
8 2 (3.64%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) Java
2 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.64%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.82%) Kibana
2 1 (1.82%) Nagios
2 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.82%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) SCOM
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.45%) SAP
3 2 (3.64%) ForgeRock
3 2 (3.64%) Nimsoft
3 2 (3.64%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.82%) CA
4 1 (1.82%) Google
4 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds